Tell the Taxpayer rally

The only thing worse than government pork is secret government pork. So when we saw the UPF bomb plant would get $575 million dollars in next year’s budget”bringing the total to more than $3 BILLION dollars!”and even then the design for the bomb plant will not be complete”we were outraged. What is that money being spent on?


So we asked Senator Alexander. More than a hundred of us wrote. OREPA sent a letter with 16 itemized questions. We got a three paragraph form letter back providing a vague assurance that the Senator knew what was going on because he holds secret meetings with Bechtel and Oak Ridge officials. BUT HE REFUSED TO ANSWER ANY OF OUR QUESTIONS!


We’re determined to get answers. As citizens, we have a right to know. As a Senator (who chairs the committee that controls this budget), Alexander has a duty to disclose. After all, it’s our money.


Join us on Thursday, April 14 for a Tell the Taxpayer rally in front of the IRS office in the John J. Duncan federal building at the corner of Cumberland Avenue and Locust Street in downtown Knoxville.


We get the government we demand”and OREPA is demanding answers.


Sunday Vigil at Y-12 in Oak Ridge Tennessee

Sunday Vigil

The OREPA Board has now decided that we are prepared to do a limited re-opening of the Sunday vigil to allow for slightly more participation.  We are asking anyone who wants to attend a Sunday vigil to sign up in advance—by the Thursday before. There are two ways to sign up. You can email Ralph at or you can call him at 865 776 5050. If the five slots are already taken, we’ll ask you to wait until next week. All vigilers are expected to wear masks. Bring your own chair. Avoid physical contact and maintain an appropriate social distance in the circle of chairs. Of course, if for any reason you feel you may have been exposed to the virus or to someone with the virus, you should not attend the vigil. At this point, we are not resuming our monthly potlucks.

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